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Fiber Optics - Attenuators

Fiber optic attenuators are electronic devices that are used to reduce the strength of optical signals in fiber optic networks. They are designed to prevent signal distortion or damage to sensitive optical components caused by excessive signal strength.

Fiber optic attenuators work by introducing a controlled amount of loss into the optical signal. This can be accomplished by using a variety of techniques, such as bending the fiber, using an optical filter, or inserting an absorbing material into the fiber.

There are several types of fiber optic attenuators, including:

1. Fixed attenuators: Fixed attenuators provide a fixed amount of loss in the optical signal, typically in increments of 1 dB or 10 dB.

2. Variable attenuators: Variable attenuators allow for the amount of loss in the optical signal to be adjusted. This can be useful for testing or troubleshooting fiber optic networks.

3. In-line attenuators: In-line attenuators are integrated into the fiber optic cable and provide a fixed amount of loss without requiring any additional connectors or components.

Fiber optic attenuators come in different configurations and designs, depending on the application and the required performance. They can be integrated into a fiber optic network or mounted in a separate enclosure, depending on the application and the space available.C97

Fiber Optics - Attenuators

Available Parts 3

Part RoHS Manufacturer Description Fiber Optic Type Terminal Finish JESD-609 Code
CMD172 by Qorvo

CMD172

Qorvo

VARIABLE ATTENUATOR;

VARIABLE ATTENUATOR

AT0603T03ECATD by KYOCERA AVX

AT0603T03ECATD

KYOCERA AVX

FIXED ATTENUATOR; Terminal Finish: Gold (Au); JESD-609 Code: e4;

FIXED ATTENUATOR

Gold (Au)

e4

F1956NBG18 by Renesas Electronics

F1956NBG18

Renesas Electronics

VARIABLE ATTENUATOR;

VARIABLE ATTENUATOR